The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.
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  1. 1
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    - 2,742

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 10,342
    - 1,951


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 6,663
    - 2,122


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 4,696
    - 3,410


    Harry Potter universe

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  5. 5
    + 3,599
    - 2,923


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,725
    - 2,681


    The Shining

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  7. 7
    + 3,571
    - 2,380


    The Terminator

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  8. 8
    + 3,704
    - 2,645


    X-Men universe

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  9. 9
    + 3,670
    - 1,859

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  10. 10
    + 3,693
    - 2,775

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,694
    - 2,069


    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 3,340
    - 2,203


    Die Hard

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  13. 13
    + 3,803
    - 2,043

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 3,549
    - 1,988

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2,974
    - 2,019


    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 2,678
    - 2,005


    No Country for Old Men

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  17. 17
    + 2,643
    - 1,723
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 2,525
    - 1,840


    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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  19. 19
    + 2,841
    - 2,005


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  20. 20
    + 2,893
    - 1,401

    ranked low on reranks
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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  21. 21
    + 3,332
    - 1,763


    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  22. 22
    + 2,264
    - 1,621


    Seven

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  23. 23
    + 2,690
    - 1,983


    Alien universe  

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  24. 24
    + 2,151
    - 1,581


    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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  25. 25
    + 1,124
    - 861


    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  26. 26
    + 2,234
    - 1,376

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

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  27. 27
    + 2,129
    - 1,630
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  28. 28
    + 2,135
    - 1,401


    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  29. 29
    + 1,891
    - 1,447


    Misery

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  30. 30
    + 1,702
    - 1,325


    Gangs of New York

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  31. 31
    + 1,676
    - 1,557

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  32. 32
    + 1,741
    - 1,254


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,841
    - 1,107

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  34. 34
    + 1,374
    - 1,008

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  35. 35
    + 1,623
    - 1,175


    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  36. 36
    + 1,883
    - 1,222


    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  37. 37
    + 1,530
    - 1,486

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  38. 38
    + 1,336
    - 997
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  39. 39
    + 1,701
    - 1,509

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  40. 40
    + 1,686
    - 1,234


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,558
    - 1,142

    ranked low on reranks
    The Silence of the Lambs

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  42. 42
    + 1,186
    - 1,048

    often listed
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  43. 43
    + 1,289
    - 860

    ranked low on reranks
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  44. 44
    + 1,367
    - 1,303

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  45. 45
    + 718
    - 354

    added by SMcM
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order ...

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  46. 46
    + 1,217
    - 1,101

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  47. 47
    + 1,219
    - 907
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  48. 48
    + 941
    - 545

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Once Upon a Jedi, Dark ...

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  49. 49
    + 1,176
    - 873


    Beetlejuice

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  50. 50
    + 1,308
    - 971


    Fight Club

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